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by Rob Weaver
November 19th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Champagne offer
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: Champagne offer

Great selection of Champagne, Kevin helped me narrow the list based on my specific requirements, picked up a couple cases and they were on my doorstep in 2 days, pricing is excellent based on my research. Looking forward to future offers.
by Rob Weaver
November 9th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne south of $50
Replies: 25
Views: 1788

Re: Champagne south of $50

Michael S. Monie wrote:
November 8th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Lots of ideas here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=174332
Helpful, thank you. One that pops out to me is the Goutorbe Rose. I’ve really enjoyed some of the vintage champagne from this producer, anyone tried the Rose? Less than $40 at Envoyer.
by Rob Weaver
November 8th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne south of $50
Replies: 25
Views: 1788

Champagne south of $50

My tastes have evolved over the past 7 years or so, from Cali centric to Old World, largely due to my wine tasting group. My wife's preference is still New World, but we both love Champagne. So rather than hoping her preferences will change, I’ve decided to just buy a bunch of good Champagne, maybe ...
by Rob Weaver
November 4th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet Cote Rotie
Replies: 19
Views: 1234

Re: Levet Cote Rotie

Certainly better, much better with age. The 2007 is outstanding. Our wine group drinks a lot of Levet, tends to win wine of the night each time it shows up. Recently a 2014 was drinking quite well, but I'm aging mine.
by Rob Weaver
October 2nd, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2578

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

Rob - visit. Stay in southern Napa (which is 20-25 miles away from the fire zone) - you'll find most hotels have availability and have great rates due to Covid. In 3 weeks time, tasting rooms may be allowed to pour indoors (we were heading in that direction before the Glass Fire), and if they aren'...
by Rob Weaver
September 30th, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2578

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

When I posted this question, I was unaware of the fires that had just broken out, so I apologize if it seemed time deaf on that front. I’m not going to apologize for considering a return to some degree of normalcy and will be monitoring the situation and planning accordingly. My wife and I happily f...
by Rob Weaver
September 28th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2578

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

Bryan Price wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 6:35 pm
I would be concerned about the air quality for a week or two after the fires are out....and they are still raging right now.
Oh, I wasn’t aware the fires were still going. That makes the decision pretty straightforward. Thanks.
by Rob Weaver
September 28th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2578

Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

My wife and I love visiting the area, but haven’t been for a couple years. We typically ride bicycles in the morning and taste (usually private appointments) thereafter. We like to grab both lunch and dinner out. My birthday is coming up in about 3 weeks and we were tossing around the idea of visiti...
by Rob Weaver
September 11th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 199
Views: 18251

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Bard 15 + 9 wishlist

Feels like a lot, but I bought a similar amount of the 2016 and not a bottle left.
by Rob Weaver
July 3rd, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Ex-Cellar Sale
Replies: 58
Views: 4395

Re: Cayuse Ex-Cellar Sale

2010 Armada
2013 Impulsivo
by Rob Weaver
June 21st, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20617

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I’m reminded of Jeremiah 17:9- The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Each and everyone of you who has boycotted anything is rightfully the subject of the same if your deeds and thoughts were exposed. You are no better than the person or organization you choo...
by Rob Weaver
June 7th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet fans - please help me understand
Replies: 29
Views: 1762

Re: Levet fans - please help me understand

2007 is drinking great. I’ve brought it to my wine group 2 times in the last year or so, WOTN each time.
by Rob Weaver
April 21st, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened with Arcadian??
Replies: 35
Views: 4498

Re: What happened with Arcadian??

Recently contacted them about a corked bottle.

Joe@arcadianwinery.com
(805) 737-3900 Arcadian

I think they are still in operation, but don’t know for sure. They did offer to replace the bottle.
by Rob Weaver
April 9th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Making your own wine blend
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Making your own wine blend

I have done this in two scenarios: Hard, ungiving Burg with New world Pinot, usually results in a better wine than either alone. Over the hill bottle with newer bottle, same varietal. This usually “works” after playing with the proportions. Of course that newer bottle might have evolved into somethi...
by Rob Weaver
March 29th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 62
Views: 6963

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

Watched this last night with my wife while sipping a 2011 Ceritas Chardonnay. The wine was a lot better than the movie, but it was serviceable in passing the time.
by Rob Weaver
March 27th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special

Mine arrived yesterday and a bottle was immediately popped. There is a bit of sediment so I would suggest a decant. After that, we have an almost perfectly aged wine. I say almost because this has years of upside in store. But again drinking great right now. I’m a burg guy and my wife is Cali Pinot....
by Rob Weaver
March 21st, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?
Replies: 22
Views: 1475

Re: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?

I know it sounds crazy, but I had the 15 recently and it was drinking great, extremely civilized for such a young Barolo
by Rob Weaver
March 19th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1450

Re: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special

Just ordered a case, thanks much for this nice offer. I’ve actually had this wine at the winery a while ago and bought some then, so I know this is good stuff.
by Rob Weaver
February 27th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:1989 Leoville Barton
Replies: 0
Views: 150

WTB:1989 Leoville Barton

Let me know what you got.
by Rob Weaver
February 27th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:1989 Leoville Barton
Replies: 0
Views: 101

WTB:1989 Leoville Barton

Let me know what you got.
by Rob Weaver
February 24th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 6093

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

Took a few bottles to a “foodie” restaurant, many, small, impeccably prepared courses designed to pair with the wines we had brought. They served the course that was to accompany a red label Giacosa, but poured the 89 Montrose. They were all in decanters being kept in the back to preserve counter sp...
by Rob Weaver
February 21st, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying strategies
Replies: 29
Views: 2898

Re: Buying strategies

General advise based on my experience: Limit purchases of individual wines to 3 bottles and never more than 6 bottles. Don't over due it on daily drinkers. You will likely find that they will linger in your cellar as you become more prone to drink well on a regular basis. Do not over do it on maili...
by Rob Weaver
February 11th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 124
Views: 26161

Re: Marcassin

Been ordering Marcassin for years and am used to the somewhat adhoc approach to selling their wine. I can’t recall there ever being this much of a gap between releases. Makes me wonder if they weren’t satisfied with the way the wine was drinking and sat on it until it was ready or if some life event...
by Rob Weaver
February 10th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2017 release
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: VHR 2017 release

The 2016 is probably the best Cabernet, from a potential perspective, I have yet had from California.

Will be hard to top that one, but I will likely get a 3 pack.
by Rob Weaver
February 8th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Realm Dr. Crane 15/16 (SOLD)
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Realm Dr. Crane 15/16 (SOLD)

1 x 2015
2 x 2016

$1100 shipped with normal disclaimers.
by Rob Weaver
February 8th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 32
Views: 3442

Re: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation

Mark Y wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 5:07 pm
jordan whitehead wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 9:36 am
OP Is not “passing” on the allocation
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In a certain sense he is “passing on”, while not “passing” on, his allocation.
by Rob Weaver
February 7th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Grand Vin Wine Merchants Champagne Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: PSA: Grand Vin Wine Merchants Champagne Sale

Helpful, was able to pick up some 2008 Dom for 139
by Rob Weaver
February 6th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4774

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Not taking all my Crane, pm if interested
by Rob Weaver
January 29th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin and premox
Replies: 22
Views: 1528

Re: Coravin and premox

My experience is that Coravined wines need to be consumed near term. Perhaps if you are only pulling a glass out and then opening the bottle your experience would be different. I have been burned so many times holding bottles long term that I essentially only use it now to make sure a wine is not fl...
by Rob Weaver
January 21st, 2020, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3623

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

I’m not completely comfortable with the term “epiphany”, but I do continue to pursue t wines that are significantly differentiated in a good way from their brethren. I think I potentially have quite a few of those in my cellar, but will I be lucky enough to pull it at the right age, will it be a goo...
by Rob Weaver
November 30th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2016 VHR $153 (Dallas)
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

Re: PSA: 2016 VHR $153 (Dallas)

Won’t ship to Georgia either otherwise would be all over these. Such a great, epic even Cali Cab.

If any kind soul would be willing to help get 6 of these to Georgia, will send a nice bottle as a thank you.
by Rob Weaver
October 28th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting a cork tested
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Getting a cork tested

Is there a lab or similar that a consumer can send a cork to in order to have it evaluated for TCA?

This is to settle a stupid bet.

Thanks
by Rob Weaver
October 27th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux

Got what I need, thanks all.
by Rob Weaver
October 20th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)
Replies: 4
Views: 622

WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)

Looking for a bottle of nicely aged and stored Bordeaux.

Some suggestions below, also open to others. Will need to take possession this week, can send overnight label.

1996 Leoville las Cases
1989 Pichon Lalande
1989 Lynch Bages
by Rob Weaver
October 8th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Cuban Cigars
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: WTB:Cuban Cigars

Use cigarsofhabanos.com. I have used them for many years. Free shipping great selection and price. Your welcome.... Thank you. Now I need some recommendations. There are way too many choices and I don't know anything about cigars. I want to be generous. I have no idea what style he prefers.
by Rob Weaver
October 7th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Cuban Cigars
Replies: 8
Views: 863

WTB:Cuban Cigars

A friend has requested this as a gift. I'm not going overseas anytime soon, at least not that I know about right now.

Don't really care what kind, looking for 6 of them.

Thanks
by Rob Weaver
October 3rd, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1521
Views: 93961

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

From Flickinger: You are receiving this email because you have prearrival wines purchased from Flickinger Wines. As you have probably read, the US yesterday proposed a set of tariffs in response to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling that the European Union had damaged the US through illegal...
by Rob Weaver
September 25th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3586

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

For reference, the golden circle prices are:

Estate Cuvee 115
Grand Vin $300
Roberta's $285
by Rob Weaver
September 24th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3586

Re: Is Anyog/Following Kapcsandy?

2016 was my last vintage. Cellartracker tells me that I have 5 cases or so. I first tasted here back around 2007/8 and it was a great experience. I tasted with Lou's son and he kept going to their personal cellar and bringing out bottles from all over the world. They didn't have much of their own wi...
by Rob Weaver
September 7th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3967
Views: 408765

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

KevinK wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Whoa the mystery series just escalated quickly... Intel on the cult cab?
Bryant?
Harlan?
by Rob Weaver
August 28th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 4017

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

I recall tasting on his patio years ago when he was just making Fairchild wines and sane. His descent into madness reminds me of Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
by Rob Weaver
August 20th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Systemwide Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: WTB:Systemwide Upgrade

Delta preferred, but open to any
by Rob Weaver
August 20th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Systemwide Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 642

WTB:Systemwide Upgrade

I have seen these offered before, but I'm not an expert in when they can be used and when they can't. I need to go to Frankfurt, Germany from Atlanta, Ga., leaving on 9/2 and returning on 9/6. I will need to purchase that ticket and would like to upgrade to Business Class if possible using the afore...
by Rob Weaver
August 8th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whistle Pig 18 Rye
Replies: 7
Views: 4197

Whistle Pig 18 Rye

Got an offer for this today at $399. I think this is the oldest bottling of 100% rye they have released. I have only, ever had a small taste of the Boss Hog, which I liked quite a bit. Based on that tasting, I am thinking I would enjoy this, but $399?? Am I just out of touch with this high flying wh...
by Rob Weaver
August 5th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 118
Views: 14795

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Garagiste "mystery wine"?
by Rob Weaver
July 26th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Need a fine wine for this weekend, pickup in Atlanta only
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Need a fine wine for this weekend, pickup in Atlanta only

I find myself in need of a high(er) end wine for a tasting this coming Sunday. Specifically looking for an appropriately aged (and stored) Red Burgundy, Barolo/Barbaresco, Northern Rhone or Bordeaux. Open to offers in the $200-$40 range. Happy to trade as well, have some nice stuff. PM me what you g...
by Rob Weaver
July 7th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone up for 200% new oak
Replies: 27
Views: 1780

Anyone up for 200% new oak

Is this for real? Probably makes sense to join the club and get the 1k discount. Wonder what kind of discount is available if you bypass personal delivery by Todd Anderson.

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by Rob Weaver
July 6th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Hexe
Replies: 21
Views: 4478

Re: Saxum Hexe

paso prices are soon to be going up over that $100 number. l'aventure, law, booker ones, and juan mercado's new project (he paid a record for paso land purchase, allegedly) prices are some examples. i see no issue with this. quality is going up, and compared to napa and bordeaux, there is still val...
by Rob Weaver
June 27th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Tour Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: Napa Tour Suggestion

Bevan
by Rob Weaver
June 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Charles Palmer - A+ Buyer
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Charles Palmer - A+ Buyer

Completely agree, seamless transaction!

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